Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

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Published On: October 8, 2018 10:46 AM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

Dashain fair at Kirtipur

Dashain fair at Kirtipur

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Swings are synonymous with Dashain. They stimulate thrill and ecstasy. To increase the jovial mood during the festive season, many communities organize fairs. Along with the merriment at these fairs, Dashain also brings families together, helping create everlasting memories. Marking the start of Dashain, Kirtipur organized the fourth Dashain Festival. Ferris wheel, Columbus ride, and well of death are the major attractions of the carnival.  

The sun was setting when I reached the fair on Saturday. The venue was packed with people of all ages. Fair attendees were busy purchasing clothes, and utensils. They were also savoring the good food and enjoying the fun activities present in the fair. Meanwhile, a stage was installed at the center of the venue. The bands presented contemporary hits. Everyone was excited and happy. 

People were laughing and dancing at the concert, and enjoying the thrills of the Ferris wheel. The attendees were also relishing the multi-cuisines put up in the food stalls. It all comes down to what excites people. The fair seemed to be the right solution to lighten the mood of the Kirtipur residents. 

Similar changes in lifestyle are influencing the traditional practices. Modernization can be seen replacing the orthodox ethnical customs leading to a gradual fading of original norms. 

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